Many a coastal listing boasts “steps from the beach,” but such a promise can mean anything from beachfront to a mile’s walk from the ocean. In the case of 109 Seabright Ave., however, it’s 100% truth in advertising. You can see these stairs to the beach in the gallery above– they lead off the back porch directly into the sand. This location also offers quick access to the Crow’s Nest, the Wharf, some of the area’s best surfing– basically all things quintessential Santa Cruz.
The home itself is less impressive– at least with a price tag just $50 bucks shy of $2,000,000. Built in 1908, this is a three bedrooms, two bath abode, 1242 square feet (that’s a price/sq ft of $1,610!), There’s an ocean view from most of the windows, a laundry room and bonus den area. The listing hasn’t been even remotely staged, probably because, well, the ocean is just a little more impressive than anything a stager could do. And buyers agree: 109 Seabright Ave. is already pending, after just 16 days on the market.
What do you think, readers? Did the sellers get their asking? Higher? Lower? What’s it really worth to be, literally, steps from the beach?
Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert